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    Fish - Haha. Nick sounds so cute (I think I've already said that). Yeah we have basically never bothered with the contraception. I have decided to have a chat with the doctor today about it all though and get the name and a referral at least for a specialist close by. And then at least I can make an appointment and we can see how things go in the meantime. And yes a more relaxed approach is certainly a big help I'm sure. I think you asked a while back about Blake's music - yes we go each week. He really enjoys it, particularly as it's a mixed age group, so he sees the toddlers singing along and doing the actions, and he just yells and sings along in his own way - so cute!! That's a great idea about starting the kindy and seeing how he goes. We also have three year old kindy here so perhaps I can start him in that the year he turns three and see how he likes it. Although it all depends too on whether he's in child care or not. They do three year old kinder at a lot of the child care places now.

    I remember those poopy nappies you were talking about!! I'm glad we don't get as many of those anymore!! You sound like you are coping very well though with two. Well done.

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    Hi everyone

    DH and I ended up with gastro last night though for me there was no vomiting, just horrible stomach and body pains. Vomiting probably would have taken care of it a bit sooner, perhaps. Of course, DH is still asleep while I've done dishes, played with Koby, done a bit of work and read upteen dozen books.

    Fish - I like your idea on startging Nick at school. Koby will be the oldest which isn't such a bad thing, though I do worry about him being bored. There is a daycare centre at DD's school called Jump Start - it doesn't take kids til they're 2 y 9m, they run a 3 yo program but still operate like a day care in that they can go 1 or 5 days. We will send him there next year soon as he's old enough, in place of the family daycare, just two days a week, like he would go to 3 yo kindy if his b'day was before end June. Two of his close friends are born end june so it's going to be hard explaining why they get to go and he doesn't.

    Good luck wiht the ttc'ing Julie!

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    Sam - so sorry to hear about the gastro!! That sounds awful. The Jump Start sounds good. I am thinking of doing something similar with Blake at a Day Care Centre near us that I like. It's very music focused which I like. Perhaps two days a week. If he doesn't start there before hand. Am thinking of looking into family day care again for now.

    Blake is starting to leak again with his nappies at night. I guess sleeping in until 8.00 am isn't helping with his morning wee. Am wondering whether to go up a size for night times? Any thoughts?

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    hi everyone

    so many posts....

    Sam, hope you & DH are doing ok.

    Fish, i don't know how you do 2 kids either. makes me tired just thinking about it. we said we would have a 2 year age gap...now i'm thinking 3 years but that means i have to get pregnant in dec which is a little too close!! this year is going so fast. i think if we were in nz i would have contemplated number 2 earlier but i just can't imagine how i'm going to do another isaac.

    julie, i can definitely agree with fish that a few months can make a lot of difference with a toddler. in 2 months isaac has learnt hundreds of words. i would feel a bit strange dropping isaac off at a day care that said those things to you and made you feel awful. shop around a bit if you have time.
    i would definitely try going up a size in nappies for night time. i think that's why isaac leaked when he was born - he was already too big for the newborn nappies.

    i'm confused...is there kindy, pre-prep then prep then school? so if isaac is born in august, when does he start all these things?

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    Hi Deb - there's no telling if you'll get another Isaac, in all likelihood the next one would be completely different. Danielle and Corey were completely different, still are! Koby is somewhere in the middle of them both but probably even more content as he knows he is the centre of 4 worlds!

    School is so confusing now - it used to be that the year they turned 4 they'd start kindy (2 half days a wee) then the year they turn 5 is pre-primary or prep (starts part time but transitions to full time), then year one the year they turn 6. That's assuming a 31 Dec cut off. In WA it's now 30 June, so Koby will start everything a year later, but only because of a few days! I'm quite happy about it though. The three year old kindy seems to be a new development, but it's private not government funded like school, from what I can work out. The one I mentioned about is about $60 per day, minus any rebates etc, so about the same cost as daycare. Not bad really. Koby will start that in March next year, in place of family day care (still only school hours given I'll be there to pick the other two up) and will stay there for the rest of next year, the year after then go to Kindy in 2013. Isaac will start the same year Koby does, and Blake too even though he was born the following year.

    Just found out MIL is having an MRI tomorrow, but off the drip, so I guess that's progress?

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    Wow Sam!! I think Blake would start three year kindy in 2011 from what I understand. And then four year kindy in 2012 and prep in 2013. That's how it works here I think. Our cut off is April 30. However we may not start him in four year kindy until 2013. It sounds like you have a good set up with the day care being at the school. Is it a private school? Do they have the day care, primary and high school all at the one place? I'm hoping I can find some work I can do at home so I don't have to worry about this day care business for now.

    Deb - yeah we definitely won't be taking Blake to that day care place. They obviously just want the kids to do everything for themselves asap so they don't have to do it for them. Thanks for the re-assurance. A lot of the Mums I chat to in my due thread have girls and I think they develop a lot differently. Amazing how much some of them are talking.

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    Erm Deb. I'm not certain anymore. I just know that I worked out he could go to kindy in 2011. Maybe then it's pre-prep and prep. I think the aim was to ******line it so all the kids around Aus were finishing at the same age. It's just a bit tricky for me . I don't think anyone could do two Isaacs. I'm impressed you've done so well with him, and so much solo too. How is his eating these days?

    Julie, how's the photo business going? Could you work for that? The music sounds terrific. I think I'll look into what's on offer at the PCYC near here. With the nappies, yep maybe try going up a size, or perhaps put a cloth one over the top to catch any leaks?

    Poor Iluka finally has her brothers cold. so snuffly and sleepy. I guess it was to be expected though.

    Ok I'd better grab a rest while they are both down!

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    Just heard something intersting via the grapevine...a friend of a friend was at the doctor this morning and was told that the government is holding back from telling us all how serious an illness swine flu is. Apparently the doctor reckons anyone who travels is mad, and that it'll be everywhere in a month and we should all be stocking our cupboards and fridges.

    Sends a shiver down the spine as it's certainly grown exponentially in Australia in recent days but I wonder if it's really that serious an illness? I'd like to know the statistic of how many people have had ordinary flu over the same period, and the deaths relating to that compared to swine flu.

    On a brighter note- I did get a funny email this morning:

    "I'll HUFF and I'll PUFF and I'll BLOW your house down," said the wolf. The little piggy replied "Go away or I'll sneeze on you!"

    Naturally the "go away' bit was expressed a little more Fiercely in the original email.

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    Thanks for that Sam!

    I heard the opposite, the fact that it hasn't killed off half of Mexico (or that it hasn't been that bad or whatever) means that it's a lot less serious than they were first suspecting. I guess there are always both optimists and pessimists in the community, aren't there.

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    Funny, huh?

    I'd thought the same - that maybe it wasn't as nasty as what it was originally thought to be. Ah, who knows. The media hype everything up and the government play everything down in teh hope that there's no more 'upset' to the economy and therefore their likelihood of being re-elected. The truth is no doubt somewhere in the middle.

    Julie - I forgot to answer your question about school. Yes, it is a private school and has the Jump Start / Daycare on campus, plus k-6 in junior school, 7-9 in middle school and 10-12 in senior school. Corey will start there in year 8, so year after next. I don't know if we'll send Koby there for k-6 but he'll probably go yr 7 onwards if we're still in the area. Hopefully we'll be living somewhere completely different by then. Like Syndey, or the Blue Mountains!


 

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